LOCKPORT – Eighty-two entries, representing pre-1942 to the present, competed in this year’s annual Classic Car Show as part of the Niagara County Fair.
The show, in its 17th year, was sponsored by Niagara’s Choice Federal Credit Union.
• Jerry Johnson of Sanborn earned Best of Stock with his 1970 Ford Torino GT; Tim Barraclough of Pendleton took top honors in Best of Modified for his 1959 Chevy Apache Pickup; and Marie and Mary Brennan of Alden took home first in Best Paint with their 1939 Chevy Sedan Delivery. Randy Weaver of Lockport earned Best Motor honors with his 1971 Chevy Chevelle SS, while William Fish of Lockport took Best Convertible with his 1958 Impala.
• In the Stock Division, Production Pre-1942, Larry and Bonnie Schuknecht of Clarence took top honors for their 1915 Ford “T” Runabout, while Joe Hylkema of Lockport earned top spot in the Production 1946-1960 for his 1957 Pontiac Starchief. Jim Wiltberger of Lockport earned first in the Production 1961-1965 class for his 1964 Chevy Impala, while Bob Lautner earned top honors in Production 1966-1970 for his 1970 Chevy Chevelle.
John Elmore’s 1975 Chevy Camaro took the top spot in the Production 1971-1989 class, while Dan Struebel of Lockport earned first in the Production 1990-Newer for his 2009 Saturn SKY.
• In the Muscle Cars class, Frank Hill of Lockport took home first for his 1967 Chevy Malibu in the 1964-1969 division, while David Millikin of Amherst earned top honors in the 1970-1978 class for his 1970 Dodge Challenger. Lockport’s Ken Gaskill earned first for his 1969 Ford Mustang Coupe in the Stock Mustangs 1964-1999 class.
• Joe Mannarino of Clarence earned top honors for his 1954 Chevy Corvette in the Stock Corvetters class, while Beck and Norm Palmer of Lockport took home first for their 1964 Chevy Chevelle El Camino in the Stock Trucks class. Joe Baschnagel of Lockport earned first for Stock Foreign for his 1979 BMW 23, while Don Mosier of Holley took home top honors for his 2012 Chevy Camaro SS in the Modern Muscle 2000 and Newer class.
• In the Modified Division, Rob and Deb Spoon of Newfane earned a trophy for their 1932 Ford Deuce Coupe in the Modified to 1934 class, while Rich Oestreich of Lockport took home first for his 1947 Chevy Stylemaster in the Modified 1935-1949. First place went to B. Davis for the 1955 Chevy in the Modified 1950-65 class, while Dakota Mczynski of Newfane took home a trophy for the 1966 Chevy Chevelle SS in the Modified 1966-75 class. Lewis Schultz of Newfane took home top honors for his 1982 Chevy Camaro Z28 in the Modified 1976-82 class, while Ashton Mosier of Holley earned first for the 1999 Pontiac Firebird in the Modified 1991 and Newer class. Bob Federspiel of Niagara Falls earned first for his 1965 VW Custom Beetle in the Modified Foreign class, while Bob Shevlet of North Tonawanda took top prize for his 1941 Olds Two-Door in the Radical Street/Race Prepared class. Barker’s Bill Rucker placed first with his 1948 Ford F-1 in the Modified Trucks class, while Philip and Laura Papierz of Lockport took first in the Modified Corvettes with their 2001 model.
• Kevin Klaybor of Lockport earned top honors in the Unfinished, All Years class with his 1952 Dodge B3B, while Lockport’s Bill Carroll earned first for his 1929 Ford Model A Speedster in the Special Interest/Kit Cars class.
Karen Krysa organized the event on behalf of the Cornell Cooperative Extension, assisted by volunteers Karen Stelmaszyk, Darlean Monson and Keith Licht. Music was provided by Jukebox Tonight.
The following area businesses donated goods and prizes: Anderson’s, Barker Chocolate Box of Barker, DeFlippo’s Restaurant, Jacolate Fine Collections, James Vastola of State Farm Insurance of North Tonawanda, Molinaro’s Ristorante, Niagara County DARE, Reid’s Drive-In, and Ted’s Jumbo Red Hots,.